Microsoft, too, has allowed its employees to take the option of work from home till October 02. Back in March, Facebook was one of the first household name tech companies to allow working from home, and other firms followed suit. The rest would likely continue working from home, a Google spokesperson confirmed to NPR.
Employees whose work requires a physical presence in the office will be able to reenter the workplace in June or July, according to Pichai.
At the time Facebook gave employees $1,000 (£807) bonuses for their work-from-home and childcare costs.
The same case was established for companies like Google and Facebook.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Jacquelline Fuller, head of Google.org, said: "If we can work remotely, if we can work from home, and help take some of the pressure off and flatten the curve, we will do that". Last week Amazon announced its plans to let headquarters staff work from home until "at least October 2nd", while Microsoft said two days ago that staff had the option of working remotely until the end of October. The social media giant has also made a decision to keep its offices shut till July first week.
Keeping in mind the only way possible of prevention, technology giants Google and Facebook have announced an extension of their work from home flexibility to their workers.
Facebook will open most of its office from July 6, according to a CNBC report, saying the social networking giant is in the process of determining which employees will be asked to return to the office.
Some employees are nervous about returning to work in the middle of a global pandemic. Experts say offices may have to implement sneeze guards, one-way corridors, and staggered hours to reduce the density of employees. This is also to minimise the risk of the Covid-19 spread by not having every worker under the same roof.